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June - 2014

30 June 2014

Wichita Clutch Engineering Support

Support Engineering

“The key to supplying and supporting large, operationally critical power transmission equipment on a global basis is a combination of experience, planning and having the right people available on-site virtually anywhere in the world,” says Neil Wright, managing director of Wichita Clutch.

Wichita is part of the Altra Industrial Motion group, which manufactures and supplies a large range of industrial clutches, brakes, couplings and geared motors. As such it can provide valuable insight into how to deliver and support these sometimes huge and usually operationally critical items of plant equipment.

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26 June 2014

Mountain Trike

Stieber Clutch helps All Terrain wheelchair manufacturer along the road to success

While standard wheelchairs are an essential tool for many people with disabilities, they are still extremely limited in terms of the terrain that they can handle. This is why Tim Morgan has invented the Mountain Trike, a wheelchair designed specifically for use off-road and in difficult conditions.

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23 June 2014

Press Pump

Bibby Turboflex Grid Coupling for Press Pump

The grid coupling on a large water pump at Sheffield Forgemasters Engineering Ltd. (S.F.E.L.) was coming to the end of its operational life and needed to be replaced to prevent a breakdown. To avoid costly and time-consuming re-engineering of the pump, S.F.E.L. wanted to commission a custom coupling to match the original’s footprint and performance envelope.

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17 June 2014

Inclined Mining Conveyor

Formsprag FHB High Speed External Backstop for Inclined Mining Conveyor

A large mine in Minnesota needed a backstop delivered quickly to replace a popular competitor model that failed on an inclined conveyor used to move taconite pellets. The customer was familiar with Formsprag Clutch and had very good experiences with previously installed products.

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11 June 2014

Material Handling Mining Conveyor

The Future of Material Handling

In the mining industry a mixture of drum and disc brakes are used on overland and downhill conveyors. On uphill conveyors backstops are used to prevent the load rolling back.

Disc brakes have many advantages over drum brakes both in maintenance and performance, so many large-scale conveyor installations use this technology. The combination of scissor/thruster and modular brakes lends itself to more efficient and cost-effective brake solutions, with the advantage of being able to add sophisticated control systems for stopping the conveyor in emergency conditions.

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